READY, SET, GROW! Good Jobs & Healthy Communities Forum

Good Jobs & Healthy Communities Forum

A Panel & Networking Session

Explore Oakland’s Food Economy, Labor & Food Issues, and Career Trainings in Food Retail

  • What exactly is a food hub?
  • What types of career training opportunities are out there for me?
  • Who are the major players in the Oakland food movement?


Wednesday, December 19th, 3-7 p.m.

Lincoln Child Center

1266 14th St. @ Poplar

Free Admission; Dinner included


Meet major players in the Oakland food movement,including employers, city representatives, and community-based organizations such as:



  • Dr. Steven Pitts, UC Berkeley Labor Center
  • Oakland Cit Councilmember Elect Lynette McElhaney District 3
  • United Food & Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) Local 5

Good Jobs and Healthy Communities (GJHC) is a collective effort to bring together resources and opportunities to improve the quality of life for Oakland residents. GJHC is a partnership between People’s Grocery, United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) 5, local food justice organizations, community development organizations, and larger governmental entities. Last year, GJHC successfully convened over 150 West Oakland residents to explore job opportunities, to address barriers to employment, and to inspire civic involvement within the community.

This year, we will be convening Oakland community-based organizations, businesses, residents, and local representatives for a panel and discussion on the emerging food hubs in Oakland, their impact on the local economy, and the connection between food and labor justice. This event is for community groups, job seekers, and Oakland-based food businesses. Please RSVP via this evite.

Free parking is available around the back of the LCC (entrance on Poplar Street). The LCC is also close to the AC Transit 26 and 31 bus lines, and a 15-minute walk from the West Oakland BART station.

For more information call (510) 652.7607 x24 or email


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